Friday, August 11, 2006


PLAY for Illustration Friday

Billiards knows a rich history. Kings, commoners, presidents, insanes, ladies, gentlemen and maybe criminals, have been playing the game. The Game has its origin in Northern Europe, probably France, where it was played as an outdoor game in the 15th century. Due to weather conditions the game moved indoors on a wooden table, which was dressed with a green carpet, to ressemble grass, and a slat around the sides. The balls where pushed instead of punched with a wooden stick. The name Billiards probably comes from two French words "bille" from ball and "art" from arts. The English also claim to have invented the game, but except for England nobody believes that.

8 comments:

Ginger*:)* said...

This is a marvelous graphic and colorful illustration. I like your style. Great job!

ValGalArt said...

Great and clever idea and soooo well done! Such an interesting and informative post too! Love it!!!

carla said...

I really like the very simple approach to this...it's so striking and graphis with wonderfully contrasting colors.

fabiopower said...

Hola, que bonitos trabajos!
cómo lo haces con las fotografías y la técnica del computador...?
enséñame, ya?

.leo. said...

hermoso como siempre disq :D tu juegas billar ???

HARDWAX said...

Lots of cool and style in this piece. I like the crisp clean edges and subdued colors. Excellent idea and artwork, and thanks for some history on the game!

Sil said...

que buenos trabajos!!
este en particular me gusta mucho!

teresa said...

the background is wonderful! nice graphic style.